Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Migrants on the Move

Northern Wheatear,Draycote Water, Warks.
White Wagtail
White Wagtail
Peregrine,Brandon Marsh N.R.
Monday 30th April 2012
After Sunday's deluge I anticipated a movement of birds through Draycote today. Wrong, there had been single Black and Arctic terns through earlier and a large number of Swifts but there were very few birds of any description out on the water while I was there. Some consolation in the form of a dozen or so Northern Wheatears and several White wagtails on the dams but little else except a couple of LRPs.
Moving on to Brandon Marsh, where access to much of the reserve was limited due to flooding, there was a good deal more activity. A good many migrant warblers: Common Whitethroat, Sedge and Reed warblers had arrived and were busy claiming territory in the reedbeds and scrubby edges of the pools. Other species seen included Cuckoo, Common Tern and Peregrine.

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